Winter Markt in Birmingham

It's the Oakland County holiday celebration you won't want to miss, featuring crafts, food, entertainment and more. Join in on the festivities, Dec. 1-3, 2017.

The eighth annual Birmingham Winter Markt allows families to experience the holidays Bavarian style with food, entertainment, activities and much more Dec. 1-3, 2017 at Shain Park.

Enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment, ice carving demonstrations and reindeer, too. If you’re hungry, try out European food and drinks, including traditional German fare.

Get toasty at a warming station before taking the kids to the Kinderhaus children’s activity area, running each day of the event. Stop by the vendor stations for traditional holiday crafts and decorations, art from local artists, holiday greens and food products.

You’re invited and welcome to visit Santa and his popular house, too, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

There will also be ice carving demonstrations, musical performances by local school choirs and a very special Rooftop Landing event, with special guests Velvet and Yeti the reindeer, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Need a ride? A horse-drawn carriage awaits you 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free, and times for the event are as follows:

  • Friday: 4-10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more details on the 2017 Winter Markt in Birmingham, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.